Continued political involvement
Cuba For links to sites on Cuba during the
Castro period, and to assessments of his
legacy, go to the casahistoria Castro site.
Cuba: A look back at five years of Raul Castro 2013
assessment by Germany's Deutsche Welle argues that Cuban
President Raul Castro wanted to update socialism when he took up
office, but, five years on, little has changed.
Raul Castro's reforms fail to end Cuba's chronic shortages
Reuters analysis by Rosa Tania Valdes
Continuity & Change in the Cuban Media under Raúl Castro
(2014) by Flávia Marreiro for the Reuters Institute. Interesting
research article offers an analytical overview of the state of
the media and internet in Raúl Castro's Cuba from 2008 to 2014
and gives some aspects to track in the coming years
Cuba Under Raúl Castro: Assessing the Reforms by Carmelo
Mesa-Lago and Jorge Pérez-López. Useful 2013 review item by
Matthew Aho from American Querterly
Visiting Raúl Castro's Cuba An early piece about Cuban life
after Fidel. Detailed and worth reading for what it implies
about Cuba after the handover. By Samuel Farber,
a long-time socialist
who was born and
raised in Cuba. 2007 in New Politics. See also:
New Castro, Same Cuba Political Prisoners in the Post-Fidel
Era 2009 report from Human Rights Watch shows how Raúl Castro
initially kept Cuba’s repressive machinery firmly in place and
fully active after being handed power by his brother Fidel
- For more positive
2014 report click
3. A Changing International Situation
Raúl Castro And Cuba’s Global Diplomacy Looks at how Raúl
Castro’s foreign policy has led to substantial improvements with
a number of countries in Latin America and Europe, as well as
deepening ties with East Asia. Late 2008 article by Daniel P.
Erikson and Paul Wander
Cuba, China, Venezuela: New Developments Daniel Erikson
essay on how the role of China has grown in Cuba and Venezuela.
Cuba & Venezuela
Cuba & the USA
4. Which Way Ahead?
following are general and not too deep, but are a clear place to start for a
Personalities Read about the people that formed Cuban history, those
who hoarded her resources, others who fought for her freedom.
Cuba: Lanic link page
Very comprehensive from the University of Texas
for the history of Cuba
selection of documents on all aspects of Cuban history and society today.
current developments to the national history themes:
Early History Read about Cuban history, from before the 16th
century, when Cuba was inhabited by indigenous peoples, up to the present
day. Use the links to work up to the 20th century. The last few centuries,
from the 16th to the 20th, feature
hyperlinked articles about numerous important events.
History of Cuba The
"Ultimate Cuba" site. A good selection including extracts from secondary
as well as primary sources.
A Short History of Cuba
Canadian TV History Television archives
Yahoo Cuba news
excellent resource for current news items (in English) on Cuba
Texas Univ site for links to the recent news themes on Latin America in
Manuel R. Bustamante Photograph Collection - 1890s-1999 Cuban
Heritage Collection, University of Miami.
Over 600 historical photographs available. A really worthwhile browse.
Chairman Smiles: Cuba Site devoted to political posters. Good
Cuban poster images, excellent descriptions of purpose and origin.
- Art of Cuba A vast range of
Castro era posters. Some articles but unfortunately very little commentary
- Cuban Poster Art
Provides a clear outline history of poster development including info on
Lincoln Cushing's "Revolucion! Cuban Poster Art, Chronicle Books" a source
of several of the poster images on this page.
the casahistoria cuba sites:
Cuba before Castro
Thaw to Cuban Missile Crisis
Cuba after Fidel Castro